Game of Thrones’ recent hot streak continued with last night’s episode, “The Broken Man.” The seventh episode of season six felt like a special episode from top to bottom, and got the ball rolling quickly with a rare cold open that revealed that a certain popular character is in fact still alive. Additionally, we also got some interesting developments in the south, as Margaery confirmed that she’s playing the long con with the High Sparrow and Jaime faced opposition in the Riverlands (and also, Bronn returned!). Oh and we also got to meet the most badass 10-year-old girl ever in the form of Lady Lyanna Mormont, the hardassed ruler of Bear Island who gave Jon, Sansa, and Davos quite the verbal sparring session. At its core though, “The Broken Man” is still a set-up episode and as such, it’s left us with some pretty significant questions to ponder as we head into the home stretch of the season (how are there only three episodes left?!).
10. What Happened To The Brotherhood Without Banners?
The last time we saw Beric Dondarrion’s Brotherhood Without Banners, they were a noble band of outlaws who looked out for the innocent and only hunted Lannister bannermen. Evidently, their code of ethics has undergone a few revisions since then, as a group of them butcher an entire community of defenseless civilians just for their food. So what has happened to them to make them so much more violent and desperate? Could it be that we’re finally going to see Lady Stoneheart in command of the Brotherhood, or is there another force at play here? Either way, the revelation that the Brotherhood are basically one big group of bad guys now is definitely one of the most shocking revelations in “The Broken Man” and I can’t wait to see the Hound take swift vengeance on the lot of them.